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SideFX - GridMarkets Partnership

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GridMarkets partners with SideFX Software to bring new service to the Houdini community. 

Los Angeles - 2015 August 11 | GridMarkets and SideFX Software today announced a strategic partnership designed to increase productivity and reduce costs for studios and artists who create Houdini visual effects and Houdini Mantra renderings. By leveraging an on-demand grid of high performance computing resources and global data centers, it will be easier than ever for artists to create blockbuster-worthy content.

The GridMarkets rendering service launches with the simple push of a button from within the Houdini interface and is easily integrated into existing workflows.  Project data and processing are then securely managed from the moment a request is submitted to the return of the rendered frames.  Submissions are processed rapidly and affordably using GridMarkets’ frictionless scalable global resource pool.  A demo of the submission process can be found HERE.


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"Studios and independent artists need rendering solutions that are simple to use and that address budget and time pressures” says Kim Davidson, President and CEO, SideFX Software.  “Our partnership with GridMarkets is aimed at doing just that.  GridMarkets is a proven platform that delivers significant computational horsepower to critical rendering projects - and the interface and business model make it simple and affordable to use. We are pleased to be announcing this strategic partnership today."

"SideFX is a global leader in the 3D animation and visual effects software market. GridMarkets is excited and honored to have been entrusted by SideFX to deliver such a critical service to its global community of Houdini artists and studios” says GridMarkets’ co-founder Mark Ross.  “In fact, to design the service that is being launched today, we worked directly with the Houdini community of artists and engineers.  GridMarkets is committed to continuously improve this service using the same collaborative community approach."

If interested in a free trial of the platform, see HERE.

About GridMarkets
GridMarkets has created a powerful and global rendering resource by leveraging the world's abundant spare server capacity .  The GridMarkets platform is able to orchestrate work across high performance and globally distributed servers in a secure and convenient way.  The GridMarkets platform is particularly suited to powering computationally demanding use cases like animation rendering, engineering and financial simulations where demand is highly variable and there is a competitive advantage from time-to-market.  For more information, contact GridMarkets at

About SideFX
Established in 1987, SideFX Software is a world leader in the development of Houdini, an advanced 3D animation and visual effects software used in film, commercials and video games. SideFX Software has been recognized three times with Scientific and Technical awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Houdini family of animation software offers digital artists an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control based on award-winning procedural technology. The comprehensive feature set includes: modeling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. All Houdini applications work together seamlessly and are available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.  For more information about SideFX, visit

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